DENVER – The National Environmental Stewardship Award Selection Committee has announced the regional winners for 2008 at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Summer Conference in Denver.

“These families have successfully conducted stewardship practices that serve as exemplary models for all cattle producers,” said Dave Petty, chairman of the committee. “They are actively working to protect and improve the environment and have proven that stewardship and good business can go hand-in-hand.”

The 2008 Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Winners are:

  • Region I: Sennett Cattle Co, Waynetown, Indiana, nominated by Indiana Cattlemen’s Association
  • Region II: Yon Family Farms, Ridge Springs, South Carolina, nominated by Saluda County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Region III: Guge Family Farm, Estherville, Iowa, nominated by Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
  • Region IV: Bradley 3 Ranch, Memphis, Texas, nominated by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
  • Region V: Veseth Cattle Co, Malta, Montana, nominated by Montana Stock Growers Association
  • Region VI: Babacomari Ranch, Sonoita, Arizona, nominated by Robinett Rangeland Resources
  • Region VII: Hovde Ranch, Alexander, North Dakota, nominated by North Dakota Stockmen’s Association

The 2008 Environmental Stewardship Award Selection Committee consists of past award winners, university faculty, federal and state government agencies, conservation and environmental organizations. The program is administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.


Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association